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Forty-third Annual Musical Club of Hartford High School Competition

The Musical Club of Hartford, Inc. is a 128-year-old organization whose primary goal is to nurture the Musical Arts and promote excellence in music, both among seasoned music lovers as well as the younger generations. The Musical Club makes music more readily available to people of all ages and social backgrounds in our community.

First Prize $600 - Second Prize $400 - Third Prize $300, awarded in each category.

The piano competition will take place on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 2080 Boulevard, West Hartford.

The winds, strings, voice and jazz competitions will take place on Sunday, January 6, 2019 at The Hartt School, University of Hartford (snow date January 13).


The deadline for applying is December 10, 2018. Students are encouraged to apply early as the number of competitors is limited. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a maximum number of contestants, so please submit your application as soon as possible.



Winners of the Piano, Strings, Voice, and Winds Competition:

Sunday, January 20, 2019, 2 p.m.
Westminster Presbyterian Church
2080 Boulevard, West Hartford

Free admission. Invite your friends!

Winners of the Jazz Soloist Competition will perform, accompanied by a professional jazz trio, in a cabaret setting:

Sunday, January 27, 2019, 3:30 p.m.
Universalist Church
433 Fern St, West Hartford

The winds, strings, and voice scholarship prizes are awarded by the Musical Club Gifts and Scholarships Fund. The Piano Competition is sponsored by the Musical Club's Evelyn Bonar Storrs Fund.


Coordinator and Winds/Jazz Chair: Bridget Gilchrist, b.gilchrist[at], 860-651-4048

Piano Chair: David Garrido-Cid, garridocid[at], 203-671-5787

Strings Chair: Linda MacGougan, macgougans[at], 860-561-1588

Voice Chair: Carolyn Bernstein, carolyn3658[at], 860-232-2012

Call your Chair for an application or download it from this page.